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Aunt Grizelda's Fairy Tales of the Unexpected
Aunt Grizelda's Fairy Tales of the Unexpected

Aunt Grizelda's Fairy Tales of the Unexpected

By Anna Best, Illustrated by Natallia Pavaliayeva

Aunt Grizelda


32 Pages, 8.5 x 11

Formats: Paperback Picture Book

Paperback Picture Book, $10.99 (US $10.99) (CA $14.99)

Publication Date: October 2019

ISBN 9781907432361

Rights: US & CA

Hogs Back Books (Oct 2019)

Price: $10.99


An assortment of funny retold tales, including Rapunzel, The Billy Goats Gruff, and The Elves and the Shoemaker

A collection of eight of Aunt Grizelda's favorite fairy tales, all told in hilarious rhyme and given a humorous and modern twist. Can you guess any of the endings?


"Cautionary tales and dire warnings abound in this droll collection of rhymes that shake a finger at misbehaving kids. . . .  Edward Gorey style portraits of dour and foolish children accompany the poems, which often have a gruesome twist. There's a certain Shel Silverstein appeal to the text, not to mention that touch of Roald Dahl (quite a few of the children meet gnarly ends). . . . Gleefully vicious, and for a certain subset of young reader, they're just what the doctor ordered." —Booklist on Aunt Grizelda's Treasury of Grim and Grisly Rhymes

Author Biography

Anna. Best is a children's author. Natallia Pavaliayeva is an illustrator and graphic artist.